June 2, New Delhi: IIT Alumini Association and the All India IIT Faculty Federation are planning a direct confrontation with the human resource development ministry’s entrance examination reforms. The faculty and alumni of IIT want the autonomy of the institute to be maintained.
The government had ruled that there will be now one common entrance test, the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE), which will replace the old IIT-JEE and AIEEE.
The association has also decided to file a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) in various high courts within a week and try to get the petition heard before June 5, the day the Central Advisory Board of Education (CABE) is set to meet.
CABE, which has representatives from the central government and all state governments, is a key decision-making body of the human resource development ministry.
The new pattern, which combines IIT-JEE (Indian Institute of Technology-Joint Entrance Examination) and AIEEE (All India Engineering Entrance Examination), will be discussed in the meeting.....